Last updated: 10.24am, Wednesday 21st September 2016
We are offering residents and over 65’s in the local area free art therapy classes this month.
Freelance artist Nel Brindle will be running regular workshops at The Hazelwell, an ‘all inclusive’, residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home in Oldfield Road, which opened earlier this summer.
The £5.5million-pound development is built on the old site of the Cleaver Hospital and its leisure facilities include a home cinema, salon and nail bar, gym, library and a stunning rooftop terrace with views over the River Dee.
Nel says the art therapy classes are open to all and you do not need to be an artist or even artistic to join in with the fun.
She will show how to use a paintbrush correctly and also experiment with clay structures. The art therapy workshops start on September 14 from 2pm to 4pm.
Nel said: “I have a strong passion for art and I hope this will be passed on to residents at The Hazelwell, where I will give regular workshops.
“Art is all about pleasure. We will try our hand at clay sculptures. Clay is such a wonderful medium to use and great for subtle movements of your joints.
“I’m sure we will have a fantastic time creating masterpieces. I’m really looking forward to starting at The Hazelwell. It's in such a beautiful location and perfect for painters.”
The Hazelwell care home manager Liza Millington said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Nel to The Hazelwell. Many of our residents are looking forward to her workshops and learning new things. The art therapy workshops are all part of the extensive activities programme we run here at The Hazelwell.”
There are limited spaces available for local over 65’s so please call Liza on 0151 342 9654 to book in advance.